Obituaries
Obituaries

Paul Volcker, Cape May-born former Fed chairman, dies at 92

Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman who broke the back of U.S. inflation in the 1980s and three decades later led President Barack Obama’s bid to rein in the investment risk-taking of commercial banks, has died. He was 92.

Arnold Staloff, 74, Philadelphia currency trader and innovator

Arnold Staloff, partner in the former Bloom Staloff Corp., survived strokes but knew his personality had changed, say his daughters. Even then, he always listened.

Arnold Staloff, 74, Philadelphia currency trader and innovator

Arnold Staloff, partner in the former Bloom Staloff Corp., survived strokes but knew his personality had changed, say his daughters. Even then, he always listened.

Caroll Spinney, puppeteer who gave life to Big Bird of ‘Sesame Street,’ dies at 85

Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who gave life to Big Bird, the towering yellow avian of TV's "Sesame Street" who accompanied generations of youngsters in the arduous, yet wondrous, work of growing up, died Dec. 8 at his home in Connecticut. He was 85.

Caroll Spinney, puppeteer who gave life to Big Bird of ‘Sesame Street,’ dies at 85

Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who gave life to Big Bird, the towering yellow avian of TV's "Sesame Street" who accompanied generations of youngsters in the arduous, yet wondrous, work of growing up, died Dec. 8 at his home in Connecticut. He was 85.

Rapper Juice WRLD dead after Chicago medical emergency

Authorities say Chicago-area rapper Juice WRLD has been pronounced dead after a "medical emergency'' at Midway International Airport.

Rapper Juice WRLD dead after Chicago medical emergency

Authorities say Chicago-area rapper Juice WRLD has been pronounced dead after a "medical emergency'' at Midway International Airport.
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Norman Berson, 93, longtime state representative and champion of liberal causes

Decades before most politicians took up the issues, Berson pushed legislation in the 1970s that would have protected gay rights and lessened penalties for marijuana possession.

Osvald Romberg, 81, formerly of Elkins Park, an abstract artist and educator

Born In Argentina, Mr. Romberg worked in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Israel. He died in Tel Aviv.

Jan Z. Krasnowiecki, 90, lawyer and Penn professor known as father of the condominium

Dr. Krasnowiecki never expected to become immersed in the study of property and real estate. But it paved the way for him to conceptualize condominiums.

The Rev. Edward W. Dorn, 85, retired pastor, SEPTA employee

In addition to serving as a pastor for 37 years, Rev. Edward W. Dorn had a first career as a Septa trolley operator and supervisor.

Shirley A. Dixon, 73, a groundbreaking educator at Cabrini University

Shirley A. Dixon started out as an office worker but shifted careers to become an educator. She chalked up many firsts at Cabrini University, where she earned three degrees and was a trustee.

After a 65-year love story, Milton and Naomi Dank die three days apart

“They were brilliant, fun, and deeply in love,” their grandson Jacob Finkel said of Milton and Naomi Dank.

William Rotch Wister Jr., 86, lawyer and descendant of an old Philadelphia family

Mr. Wister came from a venerable Philadelphia family, but he didn't dwell on it, his wife said.

Shelley Morrison, Rosario on ‘Will & Grace,’ dies at 83

Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on “Will & Grace,” has died

Edward C. Driscoll, builder of Liberty Place, 89

Over 50 years, Mr. Driscoll grew the company his father founded from a local builder into a nationally known firm that transformed Philadelphia’s skyline.

Robert Godshall, Pennsylvania lawmaker who served for 36 years, 86

“When it came to the number of hours put into the job, for 36 years, he was the undisputed champ,” said Grey Godshall, one of the representative’s sons.

Arnold ‘Giant Gene’ Rubin, 78, Philly radio DJ and music promoter

Arnold Rubin, better known by his stage name "Giant Gene," spent three decades playing music for radio listeners in the Philadelphia region.

Frank J. Fazzalore, 96, financial consultant, WWII vet, and Bucks County Community College trustee

Mr. Fazzalore was remembered as a public servant "motivated by trying to do the best thing."

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